Office of the Dean

Dean Melba Spooner

Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of the Reich College of Education, 

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have affected us all, and we are all trying to maintain our bearings in this unprecedented time. As dean of the Reich College of Education, I am writing to let you know we are committed to providing all of our faculty, staff, and students the support they need to be successful in this new environment.

As future and current educators and human service providers, many of you are working tirelessly to continue to provide instruction, care, and leadership in your respective field in addition to juggling your personal responsibilities. Please know that we, in the Reich College of Education are all here to help you navigate this new and challenging situation. 

Beginning as a teacher’s college in its inception, Appalachian State University created a culture set on building community engagement and high-quality professional education programs, and we will continue to do so.  We are resilient.   

I appreciate your patience and flexibility as we all navigate the COVID-19 landscape as it evolves. Remember to visit the App State COVID-19 Information website for the latest official updates from the university. 

As a campus and college community, we continue to work on possibilities for our current and future work together. Remember to visit the App State Planning for Fall 2020 and Beyond Information website for the latest official updates and guidelines from the university.

Please stay as connected as you can with each other and with us. Please take care of yourself and others. Be the FIRST to let someone know you care, be the FIRST to give someone a smile today.

Dr. Melba Spooner
Dean, Reich College of Education